If your senses need awakening with a boom, this is the place that will do it. A street with interesting nooks and crannies, made visually appealing by the many small eateries lining it, all specializing in monjayaki, a pan fried batter with a mélange of ingredients. Since one eatery is as good as the other and all reasonably priced, we made our selection of the place to eat at based on the fact that it had several diners, all local. It was a good choice. We had to have the monjayaki (after all the street is named after it) and it was expertly cooked at our table by a server but you may do the cooking yourself if you wish. We chose several ingredients – seafood and shell fish, meats, innards and veggies – that were mixed into the batter and cooked on the hot plate before us. As the batter cooks, the server, using his metal spatula, swiftly chop-chop-chops the ingredients within, releasing tantalizing aromas. Our monja turned out just delicious with the texture of a rich cheese fondue. We then ordered okonomiyaki which starts off with a similar batter as that of monja but is cooked through till firm but still soft, a kind of savoury pancake. The okonomiyaki created in front of us was like a work of art and divine to taste, seasoned with a variety of sauces, mayonnaise, dried shaved fish flakes and seaweed. For the crunch factor, we ordered yakisoba, noodles with a mix of sprouts, veggies, meats and seafood, all lightly fried. Every ingredient was fresh and bursting with flavour. Our servers were pleasant and super efficient. The street which is mundane during the day, is transformed in the evening. To extend this delightful experience, spend some time on the banks of the river nearby. The shimmering waters add to the magic of the night.
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